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Annie Maunder Medal

The Annie Maunder Medal is awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society Awarded for an outstanding contribution to outreach and public engagement for astronomy or geophysics.   This award is normally presented at the next National Astronomy Meeting, or if this is not possible, at one of the Society’s A&G meetings.


The Medal is open to all involved in outreach or public engagement for astronomy and geophysics, as well as those whose main occupation is outreach or public engagement, and open to nominees from anywhere in the world. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional information.


Word nomination form

pdf nomination form


Nominations should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the last Friday in September for the following year's awards and should include:

  • The above nomination form
  • The case for nomination (maximum length 250 words). This should include details of the work of the nominee, the number of members of the public and others they engage with and related wider community activity.



Annie Scott Dill Maunder (1868-1947) was one of the first women to be made a Fellow of the RAS.  

The Medal is being launched in 2016, as part of the Society's celebration of the centenary of the admission of women to Fellowship.